Department Directory

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  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University, Anthropology

Anthropology of globalization and the state, diaspora, affect and embodiment, humanitarianism and human rights.

  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Berkeley, Political Science

immigration history, contemporary community issues

  • Lead Peer Adviser

Hi friends! 


My name is Christine Choi and I am 4th year Asian American Studies major with minors in Educational Studies, Applied Psychology, and Poverty, Inequality & Social Justice from Northridge, California. I am a Korean-American, first generation college student and am beyond excited to continue working with the Department of Asian American Studies as the Lead Peer Adviser! 


I'm heavily involved on-campus and am applying to graduate schools this fall to pursue a career in Student Affairs/Higher Education! Outside of being a Peer Adviser for the department, I am currently: 

  • President of the Gaucho Tour Association (GTA)
    • Former Vice President of Recruitment & Training 
  • President of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
    • Former Vice President of Community Service & Adminstration 
  • Research Assistant and Peer Mentor at the Koegel Autism Center 
  • Co-Leader for ED 20/ED 118 
  • Fellow for NASPA 
  • Visitor Center Intern for the UCSB Office of Admissions 
  • Notetaker for the Disabled Students Program 

I was also a Resident Assistant (RA) for two years in Santa Cruz Hall as well as a part of the Residential Housing Association (RHA) and Health & Wellness! 


I am extremely passionate about Ethnic Studies, Educational Equity, and all things Student Affairs. I also like dogs, coffee, polaroids, DIY/Crafts, organizing my calendar, bullet journaling, and discussing our political climate. 


I would love to talk to you more about why I chose to pursue the Asian American Studies major and about our faculty, staff, classes, program, and more! Feel free to email me at if you want to set up an appointment to chat! 




My office hours are held in HSSB 5044 (our Main Office) and for the current quarter are:

Summer 2019 Session B:

  • By appointment, please email me 

Fall 2019: 

  • Tuesdays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
  • Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 




  • HSSB 5044 (Main Office)
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Department Assistant
  • TA coordinator, hiring, payroll, and fee remissions
  • Student petitions & degree progress checks
  • Course Scheduling
  • Student academic requirements/advising; meets with majors and minors
  • Department Assistant - financial reimbursements, travel, and lodging
  • Department events
  • Peer Advisor Supervision 
  • (805) 893-8039
  • HSSB 5044
  • Professor
  • Interim Chair

Ph.D., UCLA, Psychology

Asian American social movement history, Japanese American radical history 1940s-1970s, Black Power studies and the Black Radical Tradition, Afro-Asian solidarities, and activist-scholarship research and pedagogies.

  • (805) 893-2960
  • HSSB 5040
  • Lecturer

M.A., History, University of Madras

M. Phil., University of Madras

M.A., Dramatic Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Student Staff

I am a fourth year student minoring in Asian American Studies & Applied Psychology and majoring in Sociology. I look forward to a year of learning, building friendships, and experiencing and trying out new things. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with friends at the beach.

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., Berkeley, English

Asian American and comparative ethnic literatures, literary studies, women's literature, feminist studies, cultural studies, family and intergenerational conflict, power and subject formation, gender and the embodied subject, mental health, sexual violence.

  • On Fellowship Leave for 2019-2020 Academic Year
  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University

Creative writing; Asian American literature; cultural studies; postcolonial literature and criticism; sports studies.

  • Professor

Ph.D., Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2000

Immigration law and policy, race theory, political theory and public law.

  • (805) 893-8573
  • HSSB 5050